"Oh Happy Day" was recorded in a church and sold to raise money for the choir. It's the only genuine gospel song to become a pop hit.
"Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who is about a revolution, but it doesn't have a happy ending, since in the end the new regime becomes just like the old one. Pete Townshend thought that whoever was in power was destined to become corrupt.
At 9:57 Dabid Bowie's "Blackstar" is the longest song ever to reach the Hot 100.
The Split Enz song "Six Months In A Leaky Boat" is about the journey explorers made from Europe to colonize Australia and New Zealand, where the band is from.
John Legend wrote "All Of Me" about his fiancée Chrissy Teigen. He sang it to her at their wedding ceremony in Como, Italy.
Lucinda Williams wrote and recorded "Passionate Kisses" 4 years before it was a hit for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
Tom talks about the evolution of Cinderella's songs through their first three albums, and how he writes as a solo artist.
The drummer and one of the primary songwriters in Grand Funk talks rock stardom and Todd Rundgren.
Fagen talks about how the Steely Dan songwriting strategy has changed over the years, and explains why you don't hear many covers of their songs.
An Electronic music pioneer with Asperger's Syndrome. This could be interesting.
A top session musician, Carol played on hundreds of hits by The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Frank Sinatra and many others.
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
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